Full-Time Counselor at Enhanced Shelter
ABOUT THE POSITION: The Counselor is responsible for milieu management while engaging clients in a direct social service program. Time is divided among direct service, operations, and administrative responsibilities to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the program. Duties include client engagement, intake, assessment, advocacy, information and referral, problem solving and crisis intervention, in addition to meal preparation, laundry, and light janitorial assignments. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Compass at First Presbyterian Enhanced Shelter removes several barriers for people transitioning off the street by partnering overnight shelter with 24/7 on-site support services and intensive case management including housing navigation. In addition to services, we offer 100 shelter beds (80 for male-identifying people and 20 for female-identifying people), storage of possessions, and welcome pets. This combination of shelter and services enables us to meet people where they are and build a supportive community to help people currently living in tents or encampments to move toward stability. Referrals are directed from the City of Seattle’s REACH team.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit www.compasshousingalliance.org.
LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church in downtown Seattle, WA
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE #2: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 12-8am with biweekly staff meeting Thursday 2-4pm
SCHEDULE #3: Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 4pm-12am with biweekly staff meeting Thursday 2-4pm
SCHEDULE #9: Friday-Monday & Wednesday 8am-4pm with biweekly staff meeting Thursday 2-4pm
SALARY RANGE: $16.08 per hour
• An Associate degree is strongly desired, Bachelor’s degree preferred in social work or related field. Or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.
• A minimum of 1-year experience in customer service, required.
• At least 1-year experience in human services (work and/or volunteer), desired.
• Familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, chemical dependency, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.
• Experience working with clients with English as a second language or where there is limited English speaking ability.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of section 8 certificate, use of service animal, and all other groups protected by law, and promotes diversity in its workforce. Compass Housing Alliance takes affirmative action to implement programs and maintain practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity. Our program is available for review by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources Office during regular office hours.
In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at HRInfo@compasshousingalliance.org.
How to ApplyTo apply, please follow the link to our online application: https://www.compasshousingalliance.org/who-we-are-top/employment/
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